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of the officer tonight. >>> the u.s. heard from the commander in chief tonight about the crisis in libya. president obama told the country the u.s. strategy is working. innocent civilians are not being slaughtered in the civil war. >> some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. and as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> the rebels are now moving almost uninterrupted toward tripoli. gadhafi's soldiers are taking off their uniforms, even leaving meals half eaten in attempts to flee the front. the military has taken control of operations and the u.s. role. what he did not say is what critics are talking about tonight. the president did not discuss an exit strategy. they say the country cannot afford another war right now. >>> she has become the face of the crisis in libya, the mystery woman who dared to speak out against gadhafi's regime. her allegations, rape, for tour and brutality. press crews from around the world were this this weekend as police too
choice, the u.s. enters a new military campaign in the middle east. the news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm marla tellez in for diane dwyer. winter weather hanging on. we're watching another major storm move in right now, promising to pack a serious one-two punch of rain and winds. meteorologist nick o'kelley is tracking the storm, and how long it will linger. but first, kimberly tere joins us live in san jose. >> reporter: we've seen steady rain all day today, marla. take a look at the water here draining onto the street. and as forecasted, the winds really did seem to pick up right at 9:00. and are very strong. mother nature really putting on a show here. and causing some ruckus. california highway patrol is keeping busy. officers say this car was going too fast for weather conditions and ended up in a ditch in san jose. there were no injuries. but chp is urging drivers to slow down on these slick roads. there have been multiple spinouts and issues with debris on the roadways. in walnut creek, weather caused this oak tree to topple onto a home. with the forecast calling for more rain
, apirports are closed. military units are getting in. the u.s. is supplying help. two warships are on the way with aid. this is going to be a long, long effort. on top of that, there's news of a nuclear power leak. we've been talking about the last several hours about shortly after the earthquake, there was an explosion that damaged the buildings around one of the reactors. there was a radiation leak. they evacuated a region around that area by about 12 miles. people were undergoing radiation testing. now there's late word that there is a second emergency at a second reactor. still at that same complex. once again, it has something to do with the cooling units that are malfunctioning. there's no word yet on just how or if that is going to affect the evacuations already under way for that part of japan. just another obstacle that relief agencies and workers are trying to get up to that region are going to have to deal with. that's the latest from tokyo. >> the blast at the nuclear power plant is putting the whole world on edge. here at home, bay area engineers are also watching the situation.
in the u.s. were built 40 years ago and are reaching the end of their licensed life. >> fascinating story. >>> still ahead, a mountain lion shot and killed in the heart of a bay area suburb. how can an animal this size make it to the middle of town without being seen? >>> i think there is a misperception with oatmeal that oatmeal is healthy and people typically think this is going to be a healthy option for me. >> he they call it the healthy fast food alternative, but what do you really get when you buy a new fast food breakfast? don't take another bite until you see the results of our special report. >>> calling home while facing death. what happened when a snowboarder buried in a snowbank tried to dial his way out of disaster. >>> good evening. i'm chief meteorologist jeff frenery. we had an amazing sunset tonight. temperatures did reach the low7 s. you like what we had today? it will be even better tomorrow. versus toyota. which is better? [ male announcer ] why do so many car companies compare themselves to toyota? maybe it's because toyota has more hybrids on the road than all other
. >> for some perspective on how we compare to japan, the u.s. gets 20% of the electricity from nuclear power. we have 104 plants in the u.s. of those 23 reactors have the same design as the reactor as at fukushima number 1. the two nuke plar power plants in california is located 185 miles south of san jose. tonight, though, we go to diablo canyon to see what's being done to make sure what happens in japan doesn't happen here. with health risk rising in japan, the california state university system isn't taking any chances with student safety. csu shutting down programs in japan and helping get students out. universities are also coordinating evacuations for students in the bay area from japan who want to go home. we're in san francisco, and jean, you talked to students in the bay area and japan suddenly engulfed by this situation. >> reporter: administrators at san francisco state are racing to get students studying in japan home, and at the same time there are students here from japan. some say if they had the money, they would get on the next flight to japan to go home and help family. pic
been covering stories about human trafficking for 25 years says slavery still exists in the u.s., especially here in the bay area. >> reporter: restaurant workers, hotel worker, house keeps, domestic servants, that's the hidden population in terms of people who have been trafficked. >> reporter: for four years, lilly was kept as a slave in this home, all the while heidi picked up on small clues. and then one day. >> i decided if i see heidi, i would just pack my stuff and run to her and, you know, ask her to help me. >> reporter: and she did? >> yes, and she did. >> reporter: heidi hid lilly in her home for months, being careful to keep them away from windows, covering lilly in a raincoat when they walked to the car, filling the back seat with shopping bags to hide the stowaway as they drove off. >> yes, he was looking for me. >> reporter: but her employer had no idea lilly was hiding next door. heidi taught lilly english, hired her a lawyer, and opened the door to lilly's american dream. >> we are all humans, so we all have justice. >> reporter: lilly got hers. she now has a gr
bay area news. many immigrants come to the u.s. to try and give their families back home a better life. but who knew that sending money to loved ones could actually put those loved ones in terrifying danger. tonight we team up with our broadcast partner telemundo to bring you a chilling story of execution and extortion that's targeting victims all over the bay area. >> i felt very, very scared for my family. >> he goes from $100 a month to a demand of $3,000 a month. >> if you kgiouay. boom. tell me, please. >> reporter: they're some of the most vulnerable victims in our community. immigrants with little money in their pockets. and yet everything to lose. >> translator: because if you don't pay, they will definitely kill my family. >> reporter: maria is too scared to show her face or use her real name. she's one of many salvadoran immigrants living in the u.s., paying a monthly fee to ms-13, a notorious gang in el salvador. >> translator: right now we're paying $303$300 a month for my family. >> reporter: they raped and tortured her for months until maria paid up. >> translator: you do
choppers started dumping sea water on reactors. in washington, u.s. officials are now warning that one, if not two, of those plants may be on the verge of spewing more radioactive material. and those fears are prompting a mass exodus from tokyo tonight. with the obama administration authorizing the first evacuations of americans. among those, nbc's chris jansing who talked with us minutes ago from the airport in tokyo. >> reporter: it's going to be interesting to see what the reaction of the japanese people is when they hear this news because america is the strongest ally. and i think for them to say that their people need to leave the dependence of their embassy personnel said that there's a recognition that there is some danger here. >> nbc's lester holt now with the latest on the frantic effort to stop that nuclear crisis. >> reporter: there are concerns tonight about a possible breach in the containment vessel at reactor 3. a confirmed breach in reactor 2 is already leaking radiation. and there are new fears at the all-important water cooling the still highly radioactive spent fuel
. >>> radiation worries here and japan are looming over the devastation there. u.s. officials are taking action and banning some imports from that country. the fda has halted all xwortsim of dairy and juice from japan after higher levels than normal of radiation were detected. at the troubled fukushima daiichi plant power lines have been connected, but the electricity won't be turned on until all the evidence is checks. >>> santa cruz harbor opened tonight after that march 11th tsunami surge damaged many boths. so 9300 people are confirmed dead in japan and nearly 14,000 are missing as survivors deal with aftershocks, some measuring up to magnitude 6.6. >>> up next, it's the prius pinch. why it may soon be much harder to get your hands on one of the most popular cars in the bay area. >>> gave details and my presumption of innocence of what had happened. i got a call from them threatening to sue me for stlander or libel if i didn't take it down. >> she shared her opinion and now she's paying the price. she wrote a review and lived to regret if when the business fought back. see how to protect yo
gadhafi forces in a coordinated attack led by the united states. secretary of defense gates says the u.s. will cede control of that operation in a matter of days. who takes charge then still unknown. president obama maintains killing gadhafi is not the goal but preventing more civilian attacks is. the president also facing growing criticism for launching an air strike without consulting congress. liberal democrats are condemning the use of military force while some conservatives are upset because they say libya is not a vital u.s. interest. >>> next at 11:00, rescue at sea, and it's all caught on tape. see what happens when one california family gets way in over their heads. >>> a new tips on what may have brought down a suspected cooked cop and a private investigator. more pouring in about the confidential informant and a well-known private eye. >>> and claims of false imprisonment leveled against a popular bay area department store. hear from the young girls who say their shopping trip came to an abrupt end because of how they looked. it's a story you'll only see on nbc bay area news.
of tripoli. rebels claim they've taken control of an oil port in the east. this while the u.s. is making every effort to repatriate foreigners leaving libya. aircraft are picking up egyptians, and flying them back to cairo. in england, the british government seized its second shipment of libyan currency in seven days. $170 million in libyan bank notes came from a ship that returned to a british port today after its captain decided not to dock in tripoli. >>> uncertainty in libya and across the middle east has gas prices headed up. california now heads the pack with the most expensive average gas prices in the nation. usually california trails at least alaska and hawaii. california apparently uses a significant of imported oil and that's partly the reason for the bigger jump in prices. an increase in gas prices impacts just about everything you do. >> people won't be able to afford the houses if they don't pay for the gas. >> they're killing us. they're killing us. i'm out of work. i don't know how i'm going to ard to live. >> the national average for a gallon of regular is now $3.38. of
to return to japan. kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> the u.s. tonight is preparing to turn over control of the allied mission in libya to a coalition of nations. this is the second day of the strikes. tonight the pentagon says the assaults have inflicted heavy damage on moammar gadhafi's forces, and his compound has been hit. the libyan government is reporting more than 50 civilian casualties, and gadhafi has vowed for a long war. >>> well, more than just crooked cops accused of swiping drugs then selling them. next at 11:00, we'll take you inside the twisted web involving female investigators and a prestigious narcotics unit in the east bay. >>> plus, the latest on a major storm in the saietharrhu s wo torwnaj m highways. [ ryan ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ ryan ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ so i used mine, to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you
professionals in one operating suite for the first hand transplant in the western u.s. >> this is a simultaneous surgery of two teams. a team that prepares the recipient and a team that prepares the donor. these teams have to be in absolute perfect orchestration with each other. >> reporter: doctors are now hopeful this unnamed 26-year-old woman from northern california can fully recover from a car crash five years ago. >> her hand went actually outside of the sunroof as the car rolled over. there are many things that she can't do. one of them is with her job. another one is braiding her daughter's hair. another one is, if you can imagine, tying her shoelaces. >> reporter: last week ucla doctors went to san diego to collect the hand of a recently deceased anonymous donor. dr. azarri says the blood and tissue match was vital and so is appearance. >> the patient's going to see that and others are going to see it. so it has to be a perfect match, not only for color but for age, size, skin pattern, and other factors. >> reporter: pleased with his patient's progress thus far, dr. azarri says she's sh
and causing a bull-up of hydrogen gas. the u.s. passion protects america's nuclear weapons has deployed a team of experts to monitor these radiation risks and reportedly this team includes a crew from the lawrence livermore lab. the japanese government is warning people living within 19 miles to stay inside or evacuate. a bay area expert tells us, it is too early to tell what the impact will be. >> at this point in time it is very hard to judge any situation. the worst-case scenario is that we see more radiation released from the nuclear power plants. at this point we don't have sufficient information to assess where it is going. >> there is a local impact here. the problems in japan have californians concerned about the two nuclear power plants here in this state. one in san onofre south of orange county in oceanside. the other in san luis obispo. both reactors were built to withstand a 7.0 quake. the one in japan was 9.0. >> thousands of no one and nowhere to turn, a few lucky families have been able to make it out of the island nation and leave the death, devastation and mounting radiation
and the earthquake, our own george kiriyama headed out on a flight to japan. the u.s. government began evacuating americans. our own george who is just back from the quake zone. let's talk about those evacuations. some people were told to go. you left. what was that scene like when you tried to go? was there a sense of urgency of people trying to get out? a sense of chaos? >> at train station, definitely you felt that sense of urgency. maybe a slight ting of chaos because at that point that's the initial reaction when people heard the radiation levels coming from tokyo or increasing, people were going in taxis and we could tell that they were leaving tokyo because they had much more than just a backpack, they had suitcases, bags of clothes, pets and of course their children and they were running in some cases to get to the bullet train because they were leaving on the hour. so yeah a sense of urgency there. at the airport the day that we left, long lines definitely but it was early. not a sense of panic or people running around. i think kudos to the authorities there because they kept everyone in
to mon tort forecast. the u.s. government runs buoys in the deep ocean to allow us to track the movement of the tsunami so we can tell if a large tsunami is approaching or not and areas that will be affected will get a warning and hopefully an all-clear if we understand that the tsunami is not go to be serious but at this point people will be watching very carefully as information from these deepwater buoys develop. >> what are the areas that you'll be focusing on in keeping an eye on? >> caller: well from past experience we know that areas such as hawaii, the allusions, alaskan coast, potentially the coast of north america could be hit. so these are all areas that we have to watch very carefully. >> now when you say the coast of north america, what are you talking about exactly in terms? >> caller: beginning in british columbia and then working down across the washington/oregon, possibly into the northern california area. noaa the agency that's charge of tsunami warning and i know that the folks at the pacific tsunami warning center on oahu are working very hard right now to make these
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